Media Delivery

Many faculty and staff choose to deliver lectures, instruction, and information with multimedia.  Multimedia includes a combination of text, audio, still images, animation, video, and possible interactive content. The content is made available to students via several methods.
  • Streaming Server

    When playing multimedia files stored on the streaming server, students receive the media in a continuous stream of data and it is played as it arrives. Windows Media Player is required in order to play the audio or video.  Students will be given a URL or hyperlinked material to access content on the streaming server.


  • Podcasting Server

    when playing multimedia files stored on the podcasting server, students will access multimedia content via iTunes.  Files can be played on the computer or can be synced with any mobile device that supports iTunes.  Typically, faculty will provide a URL or a podcast channel address in the syllabus or in iCollege so that students can subscribe to a podcast channel and download content.  Once subscribed to a podcast channel, iTunes will check for new episodes or you can manually check for new episodes.


  • Web Server

    When playing multimedia files stored on the web server, students may also have the option to download the files and save them on their computer or device for later viewing.  Students will be given a URL or hyperlinked material to access content on the streaming server.WhFi are stored in iCollege or a GPC website and are either viewed or downloaded depending on the published settingsDepending on how the content was developed, students will need a special media player installed in order to view content that has been uploaded to the Web Server.  If you need to install a player on your computer, visit the Software Resources page. 


  • Blackboard Collaborate Web Conferencing Archive

    Blackboard Collaborate Web Conferencing is formerly known as Wimba Classroom.  Online lectures can be recorded using the Blackboard Collaborate archive feature.  Students will enter the web conferencing room via iCollege, and access the archived lectures.  Students can view the archived lecture within iCollege, or download the archived file as an MP3 or MP4 file that can be played on a computer or mobile device.

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